San Juan

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There’s more the Surftown than surfing. During our last weekend there, we also made side trips to Ma Cho Temple, the plaza pagoda, and had the famous Ilokano halo halo.

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Surftown Sidetrip

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48 hours of pure, stress-free magic ❤

Worked on our goofys and paddles too (will share once we actually get the hang of it).

Cool

The in-betweens. Baguio, September 7-8.

Nagsasa Cove, May 2016

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Hiking to the hilltop, Nagsasa Cove

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Capones Island, Zambales

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Mt. Daguldol and Laiya

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Lent in Iriga, April 2017

Spent the long break in Camarines Sur with Ranie’s family. It was four restful days of churches, lots of sleeping and reading, and eating Ranie’s mom’s homecooked meals. We also went to Balatan beach, the only one in the Rinconada area of Camsur. Continue reading “Lent in Iriga, April 2017”

Walking on the ‘Dinosaur Spine:’ Mt. Batulao, Batangas

BATULAO (811 masl) – It’s one of the most popular hike destinations in the Southern Tagalog Region!

And with good reason: the “new trail” is basically a traverse through 12 mini-peaks that offers a scenic, sprawling view of Balayan Bay and even Taal and Mt. Maculot on a clear day. Continue reading “Walking on the ‘Dinosaur Spine:’ Mt. Batulao, Batangas”

Mt. Ulap, February 2017

Mt. Ulap (Ampucao-Sta. Fe Ridge) in Itocon, Benguet offered quite a few firsts for me – cold-weather hiking (in the PH at least), camping at the base of a summit, and at 1856masl, it’s the highest local peak I’ve reached so far.

We traversed this “Mini-Pulag” last weekend, when the temp reached at least 10 degrees Celsius (but felt like a 6), and there was a dense, delicious fog that permeated the trail. (“Forks!” said Justine. I completely missed the Twilight reference). Continue reading “Mt. Ulap, February 2017”